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Elbit Systems UK has received a follow-on contract to deliver its XACT nv33 night vision goggles (NVG) to the British Army.

Awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the contract has an estimated value of nearly £17m.

The contract has a performance period of approximately 18 months. It also requires Elbit Systems to provide through-life support to the Army.

As part of the deal, the company will provide the helmet-mounted configuration of its lightweight micro binocular XACT nv33 NVGs.

Work under the contract will be performed by Elbit Systems UK’s subsidiary Instro Precision Technologies at its facility in Kent, England.

Elbit Systems said that the company has also recently made a substantial investment in the electro-optical equipment factory that now features clean rooms and several test apparatuses.

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The latest award builds on a £11.5m contract awarded in June last year. This brings the total cumulative value of the XACT NVG contract with the UK MoD to nearly £30m.

Elbit Systems UK CEO Martin Fausset said: “This contract award follows the successful and rapid delivery of our night vision goggles to the British military, and builds on our track record of efficiency, our domestic manufacturing capabilities, and our proven and cutting-edge equipment.”

The previously delivered XACT nv33 NVGs were fielded across different units of the British Army, including the RAF Regiment and the Ranger Regiment.

According to the company, the new award is the result of positive responses from British Army users.

The nv33 NVGs allow the forces to deliver maximum mission efficiency by effectively operating in a contested low-light environment.

Elbit Systems’ XACT family of products are already in use with various other Nato allied and partner nations’ forces, including Germany and the Netherlands.